Need to back off a bit? Our Gentle Yoga incorporates different styles that reduce strain on the body while gently building strength, stamina, and increasing your range of motion. Some classes are focused on the more therapeutic aspects of the physical practice, while others make use of a chair or other props to work poses that may otherwise be too strenuous. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, or you’ve had a tough day, Gentle Yoga might be just what you need.
This is a gentle practice that will help you connect to your breath while opening your hips and heart. It’s perfect if you’re in the mood for a deep stretch and some mental relaxation.
You can expect a lot of encouragement around deep breathing as well as sukhasana, cat/cow, down-dog, low lunge, lizard, single pigeon, reverse table top, bridge, happy baby, janu sirsasana, paschimottanasana, spinal twists, and savasana.
Enjoy, yogis! xo Josie
In the class we target the hips and hamstrings, these are the areas we tend to store stress and tension and it can be difficult to get into the fascia and smaller muscles around theses areas , so prepare to breathe deeply and let go of this unnecessary tension! You will feel amazing when you do!
This practice will guide you through a gentle sequence of yin stretches with plenty of emphasis on the breath. Release blockages and cultivate space and freedom at every level of your being. Enjoy, yogis!
KISS - Keep It Simple, Silly - in your chair when you don't know where to begin a yoga practice. Simply feeling your feet, your breath and your movement will guide you into what is possible in this moment. Let yourself be surprised by how much you can move in a chair and how much strength and confidence you can build. Pay attention to the rhythm of your breath and the river of sensation that is ever present. These simple things can soothe your mind, improve your balance and sense of control over your body as you move through life.
Perfect for end-of-day practice, anytime you're feeling low energy, or when you're coming back from being under the weather like I am! This is a slow and steady session that will open the hips, shoulders and hamstrings. The pace is slow, the holds are long, the breath is the focal point. Be kind to yourself, it's important :)
A postnatal practice for yogis who are at least 6 weeks postpartum. As a new mom, connecting with your breath is key to both help strengthen your core and to reduce stress. This practice does address diastasis recti as well as specific areas affected by pregnancy, labor and taking care of a newborn!
Wanna roll around and PLAY on your mat AND clock some abs in? "The Clock" is perfect for this! If you love the sensations of opening your whole body and you know you need to engage your core to find your center, this floor series is a great way to get the best of both worlds. We will do some straight-up abs to start - just in case you forgot where they are?! Then we leverage the floor to create circular moments in the shoulders and hips and full spinal rotation in all directions. It's a fluid, fun and sneaky way to clock in some core work. NOTE that this is fun for students with flexibility. LOTS more props are needed for tight/tender bodies... "supported clock" coming soon! (A third blanket might be handy!)
A class that focuses on the sacrum and lower back. Much of the class is seated with a section of a few standing poses. The seated poses allow for a supported opening in the lumbar sacrum region of the low back. Props will help with this class.